On the Move: Stites & Harbison, Greenberg Traurig Add Lawyers
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After 14 years at Seyfarth Shaw, corporate lawyer Louann Bronstein has joined Stites & Harbison's Atlanta office as a partner. Bronstein has a corporate practice, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, and serves as outside general counsel to several companies.
Her reported deals include representing Spanish packaging manufacturer ULMA Packaging Systems Inc. in a joint venture with Harpack Inc. She advised a merchant bank and a group of triathletes in Ponte Vedra, Fla., who bought Recover-Gear, a Jacksonville company that makes compression garments that hold an ice or heat pack for athletes to use in recovering from their exertions.
She represented Aviation Excellence, an aircraft parts distributor in Dallas owned by Global Aviation Co. in Norcross, in its acquisition of Radomes, another Dallas aircraft parts distributor.
Bronstein also has advised on the purchase of an isotope calibration business for the U.S. subsidiary of a German company, represented a tire manufacturer in a joint venture with a Japanese wheel manufacturer and represented a petroleum coke refinery in a joint venture for refinery processing in the Caribbean.
Bronstein is a founding member of the Belgium American Chamber of Commerce's Atlanta chapter.
Jason Edgecombe has joined Greenberg Traurig's white collar criminal defense practice as an associate from King & Spalding. A business litigator, Edgecombe has handled a range of matters, including real estate and business disputes, shareholder derivative and securities litigation, internal investigations and professional liability cases.
He won the Excellence in Pro Bono Service award from the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation last year for his work with its eviction defense program, a joint effort with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society. Edgecombe has taken about 25 cases to trial and facilitated mediations and negotiations in his decade of volunteering for the program.
He is on the board of directors of The EDGE Connection, which assists low-income women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities in building small businesses.
Brandi Bazemore has been named deputy counsel for the office of Georgia House majority leader Larry O'Neal. She previously was the counsel to the Georgia House's judiciary committees.
King & Spalding has elected three partners to its 10-person policy committee, effective Jan. 1. Elizabeth Tanis and Rahul Patel are from the Atlanta office and W. Todd Holleman is the managing partner of the firm's Charlotte office. Tanis co-leads the firm's professional liability litigation practice and Patel is a corporate lawyer. They replace Sarah Borders in Atlanta, Joseph Dorn in Washington and Robert Perry in New York, whose terms expire at the end of the year.